Tria was born and raised in Omak, Washington. She attended Western Washington University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities with a minor in English and Classical Studies. Tria then attended Heritage University where she earned her Washington State teaching credential. While earning that credential, she also applied and started the Master in Library and Information Science (MLIS) program at the University of Washington. She was awarded her MLIS in 2010 and became the librarian at Wenatchee Valley College. She also serves on some local boards: the Malott Improvement Club and the St. Nick Christmas Basket Program. She’s passionate about this valley of ours, the scenery, the sagebrush, the seasons and especially our community.